NSBA's Proposed Recommendations for NCLB Reauthorization
The National School Boards Association (NSBA), representing over 95,000 local school board members across the nation, is pleased to recommend specific legislative language for inclusion in the legislation to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, reauthorized on January 8, 2002 as the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (Public Law 107-110). NSBA believes that the current law can be amended to eliminate barriers to full implementation of the law while maintaining the core principle to improve the academic achievement of all students.
These recommended amendments have been developed based on input received from local school board members, educators and administrators throughout the country. Additionally, NSBA met with a cross section of major stakeholders on numerous occasions to validate the concerns in preparation for drafting the specific legislative language.
The NSBA recommended legislative language addresses the following key provisions of the current law:
- Measuring Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP)
- Goals for Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP)
- Assessment Opportunities and Participation Rate
- Students with Disabilities
- Limited English Proficient Students
- State Flexibility by the U.S. Department of Education
- Public School Choice
- Supplemental Services
- Corrective Action and Restructuring Sanctions
- Non-Public Schools
- Teacher Quality